Census 2020 NJ: Making Sure New Jersey Counts in 2020

Outreach and Education Efforts to Ensure that Every Person is Counted, Even the “Hard to Count”

Advocates for Children of New Jersey is helping to prepare for the upcoming Census 2020 NJ. Homeless residents are frequently undercounted in the Census and that means less funding and fewer services for homeless residents.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey is coordinating nonprofit response to the 2020 Census.  The organization is available to make presentations or provide materials for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about the Census 2020 NJ.
Every 10 years, the U.S. is mandated by the constitution to count every person in the country.  The next decennial count, the 2020 Census, is coming up in March-April 2020. It is important that every person is counted.  But in New Jersey there are many residents that are “hard to count.” That is why outreach and education efforts are necessary to ensure everyone is counted.  Click here to learn more about the Census 2020 NJ effort staffed by Advocates for Children of New Jersey.
Large federal spending programs in New Jersey affected by the census include Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Community Develeopment Block Grants, 
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 there will be a webinar on the 2020 Census count focused on Enumeration of Group Quarters & Transitory Locations which include overnight shelters and “transitory locations” such as homeless encampments.
The webinar is part 3 of a census operations series will cover: service-based enumeration of people experiencing homelessness ( plus education and outreach efforts to ensure that non-family members with no other usual residence are counted in a household); Enumeration of college dorms, prisons, skilled nursing homes, and military installations; and Enumeration of highly mobile populations such as campsites, circuses, marinas, and migrant farm worker camps. 
Presenters on the May 8 webinar will include:
Moderated by: Christian Arana, Latino Community Foundation 
Please note that this series is open to funders and field groups. Please feel free to share with colleagues who you think may be interested in joining this webinar.
Click here to register for the May 8 webinar.